Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma reviews facilities at Taj

Tourism and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials in Agra were caught unawares when Union Minister of Tourism Dr Mahesh Sharma paid a surprise visit to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday to review facilities for tourists and the ticketing arrangements.

To boost tourism, Philippines mulling lifting visa requirement for Indians

With the aim to attract more tourists from India, the Philippines authorities are considering lifting visa requirements for Indians on an experimental basis for a year.

Tour de France to visit Andorra in 2016
Tour de France to visit Andorra in 2016

Organisers announced Thursday that the Tour de France will host a stage, and a rest day, in Andorra during the 2016 edition, which is due to start in Normandy.

Japanese woman rape: Tourism minister terms it 'national shame', dent on India's image

Union Minister of Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma on Sunday termed the alleged gang-rape and extortion case of a 23-year-old Japanese tourist in Bihar's Gaya district as a 'national shame'.

Snoop around music fests for drug deals: Goa minister tells media

Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar Tuesday promised free passes as well as authority to journalists to snoop around music festival venues for drug use, and said police were not able to tackle the drug mafia in the state.

E-visa system likely to be rolled out next week

The Government will roll out by next week the much-awaited electronic-visa system for tourists from select countries including US and Japan.

Russian-Ukraine conflict won't hit India tourism: Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik

The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine may not have much effect on tourists coming from those countries, union Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said here Sunday.

Tourism minister wants to control pub culture

Pub culture will not be promoted and must be controlled because it often leads to "unwanted things", Union Minister of State for Tourism (independent charge) Shripad Naik said Saturday.

Goa tourism minister says no to offshore casinos

In what can spell further trouble for the offshore casino industry in Goa, Union Minister for Tourism (independent charge) Sripad Naik has said "he is against the offshore casinos".

Goa has wish list for `its own` union tourism minister

Struggling to stop Kerala, Sri Lanka and Thailand from weaning away tourists from Goa - one of India`s best known beach tourism destinations - the tourism industry here has readied a wish list for Shripad Naik, the new union tourism minister and a Goa MP.

Brazil steps up tourism offensive as Cup looms

A month away from hosting the World Cup, Brazil on Monday launched a new international tourism campaign designed to reach more than a billion people, insisting expected anti-Cup protests will not spoil the show.

Hope 2014 brings better tourist season in J&K: Mir

Asking people to contribute towards the promotion of tourism industry of the state for improving economic conditions, Tourism Minister GA Mir today hoped that year 2014 will have a better tourist season.

Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi to visit Spain

India and Spain share similarities in their tourism products with both the countries being looked upon as cultural destinations.

Chiranjeevi welcomes visa relaxation decision

Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi on Tuesday welcomed the decision of the Home Ministry relaxing tourist visa rules, saying a long-pending demand of the travel industry has been addressed.

Chiranjeevi- The star who returns with a bang as mantri

After spending nearly two years in political hibernation, Actor-turned politician Chiranjeevi with 148 films under his belt returns with a bang in the megastar`s biggest role yet as a Tourism minister.

Arunachal urges Centre for tourism development

Arunachal Pradesh has urged the Centre for development of tourism in the state, particularly in the area of infrastructure, capacity building and marketing.

India for concerted efforts to promote tourism in SAARC region

India today underlined the need for jointly exploring ways to promote tourism in SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries, whose growth potential have not yet been fully utilised.

Rs 4.63 crore sanction for tourism projects

The projects included the beautification of the home of legendary Malayalam poet Kumaran Asan at Kayikkara.

West Bengal Tourism Minister`s car attacked

West Bengal Tourism Minister Rachpal Singh`s vehicle was attacked while he was going for a programme Sunday in Hooghly`s Haripal.

J&K: Tourism Minister`s son arrested

The son of Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister was on Saturday arrested by police after he and his friend allegedly thrash a shopkeeper.